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MSc Brain and Cognitive Sciences

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15830 EUR
2006 EUR
2006 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)600

World University Ranking

About this course

Students benefit from the wide-ranging, leading expertise available at the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC), the different research labs at the UvA and from the opportunity to participate in research projects led by internationally renowned ABC researchers. The Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences forms a challenging, interdisciplinary and international arena in which highly motivated researchers and students endeavour to understand the brain, its development and its disorders. 

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Eligibility Criteria

After receiving the application files the Board of Examiners will assess the applications based on the entry requirements:

  • Previous Academic Education
  • Grades
  • Motivation
  • References
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Academic English speaking and writing skills
  • Overall impression (such as interest in research, interdisciplinary focus etc.)

The exact admission requirements of this program can be found here: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/master-s/master-s-programmes/masters-programmes/masters-programmes/content/folder-2/brain-and-cognitive-sciences-research/application-and-admission/submit-your-application/foreign-degree/application-procedure.html

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Course Modules

The core curriculum of this programme integrates various perspectives from within the discipline and includes a weekly journal club and an annual summer school, both of which focus on cutting-edge topics in an intensively interdisciplinary setting.

Other fascinating details of the programme and its course structure may be found here: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/master-s/master-s-programmes/masters-programmes/masters-programmes/content/folder-2/brain-and-cognitive-sciences-research/study-programme/study-programme.html

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (same for Dutch and International students):
  • Selection interview

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